While Syria Burns - Charles Krauthammer - National Review Online
A very well reasoned and cogent column by Charles, worth the read.
Were a Republican in the WH, there is no doubt that Syria would be a crisis of the first order. Take your pick of the story lines -- lack of leadership, inability to work with allies, rhetoric vs action, etc.
The point is that reality doesn't change any with the party in the WH, only how reality is reported to the American people. Charles correctly points out that making the case that Syria is NOT in our interest to defend would be reasonable as well.
What Obama does is say the lofty words but accomplish nothing. His approach is the same as his approach on the economy, energy and the deficit.